Today's discussion is between Laura Huang, author of EDGE: TURNING ADVERSITY INTO ADVANTAGE, and Arlan Hamilton, author of IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME. Laura gets Arlan to discuss her personal journey from sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco airport to now being an important force of change within the venture capitalism business. Arlan shares her hard won wisdom as a black, gay woman who broke into the boys’ club of Silicon Valley, and provides an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want to be in, and achieving your own dreams. Here's Lura Huang in conversation with Arlan Hamilton.
Praise for IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME: “A hero’s tale of what’s possible when we unlock our potential, continue the search for knowledge, and draw on our lived experiences to guide us through the darkest moments.”—Stacey Abrams
"Hamilton’s story speaks to all the would-be entrepreneurs and dreamers out there. She brings a unique perspective that has enabled her to see opportunities that others cannot. Her message is simple: Those of us who are different can rule the business world, and no one can stop us.”—Mark Cuban
Praise for EDGE: “Edge is fun to read, beautifully written and resonant—a worthy addition to every entrepreneur’s toolbox. Laura Huang is a powerful new voice for those that seek to make a ruckus.” —Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing
“We’re all looking for an edge. But where does it come from? In this insightful and accessible book, Laura Huang provides the answers. Be authentic and distinct. Provide value to others. And turn adversity into advantage. Packed with fascinating stories and counterintuitive principles, Edge is a must read for anyone seeking to stand out from the crowd.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human